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furnish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furnish  \Fur"nish\,  n. 
  That  which  is  furnished  as  a  specimen;  a  sample;  a  supply. 
  [Obs.]  --Greene. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furnish  \Fur"nish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furnished};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Furnishing}.]  [OF.  furnir  fornir,  to  furnish, 
  finish,  F.  fournir  akin  to  Pr  formir,  furmir  fromir  to 
  accomplish,  satisfy,  fr  OHG.  frumjan  to  further,  execute, 
  do  akin  to  E.  frame.  See  {Frame},  v.  t.,  and  {-ish}.] 
  1.  To  supply  with  anything  necessary,  useful,  or  appropriate; 
  to  provide;  to  equip;  to  fit  out  or  fit  up  to  adorn;  as 
  to  furnish  a  family  with  provisions;  to  furnish  one  with 
  arms  for  defense;  to  furnish  a  Cable;  to  furnish  the  mind 
  with  ideas;  to  furnish  one  with  knowledge  or  principles; 
  to  furnish  an  expedition  or  enterprise,  a  room  or  a  house. 
 
  That  the  man  of  God  may  be  perfect,  thoroughly 
  furnished  unto  all  good  works  --2  Tim.  iii. 
  17, 
 
  2.  To  offer  for  use  to  provide  (something);  to  give 
  (something);  to  afford;  as  to  furnish  food  to  the  hungry: 
  to  furnish  arms  for  defense. 
 
  Ye  are  they  .  .  .  that  furnish  the  drink  offering 
  unto  that  number.  --Is.  lxv.  11. 
 
  His  writings  and  his  life  furnish  abundant  proofs 
  that  he  was  not  a  man  of  strong  sense  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furnish 
  v  1:  provide  or  furnish  with  "We  provided  the  room  with  an 
  electrical  heater"  [syn:  {supply},  {provide},  {render}] 
  2:  provide  or  equip  with  furniture:  "We  furnished  the  house  in 
  the  Biedermeyer  style" 




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